Many Hands, One Dream: New perspectives on the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth was held December 3-5, 2005 in Victoria , BC . During this historic gathering, more than 160 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health professionals, social workers, educators, parents, administrators, policy makers, researchers and community leaders gathered to initiate sustained, long-term change in the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth.
From this event the Many Hands, One Dream movement has developed. The aim of the movement is to build a new vision of health that has children, youth and families at its core.
Many Hands, One Dream: Principles for a new perspective on the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth was produced following the summit, to articulate the principles that will underpin a new approach to Aboriginal child and youth health in Canada. This set of principles can be used by individuals, organizations and communities who work with and care about First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request free hard copies of this document in English , French and Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun.